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Xiahe
Xiahe
Xiahe County, located in northwest Gannan Prefecture, is named for the Daxia River that flows through it. Xiahe abounds in tourism destinations, headlined by the Labrang Monastery. The county has five major destinations with thirty-six attractions characterized by Tibetan Buddhist influence, unique natural scenery, and a special local folk culture. Some of the most famous of these attractions include the Labrang Monastery, the Sangke Grassland, the White Stone Cliff Cave, the sacred Daerzong Lake, and the natural scenery of the Daxia River forest.
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Labrang Monastery
4.4/5
790 Reviews
Located in Gannan District's Xiahe County, Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug (Yellow) Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is large in scale and high in status. A representative example of the monasteries and temples throughout Gannan, it is a must-see for visitors to the area. It is a majestic temple complex. It offers spectacular sights while walking through and also when taking in a panoramic bird's-eye view from its highest point. The monastery is full of giant Buddha statues and various exquisite sculptures, murals and countless musical instruments. Furthermore, the long corridor of the Labrang Monastery is a sight rarely seen anywhere else in the world. This is a place where pilgrims come to accumulate merit and to pray for friends and relatives.
Sangke Grassland
4.2/5
364 Reviews
Sangke Grassland is in the west of Xiahe County, south of Gansu Province. There are hills and countryside with grassland. Every summer, lush green grass and wild flowers are everywhere. When you come to the Sangke Grassland, you can rent horses and ride in the local area and experience Tibetan traditional folk customs, such as Zanba, butter tea and Guozhuang dance. In addition, every summer there are festivals, such as the Xianglang Festival, on the grassland. In the evening, herdsmen often sing together and perform the Guozhuang dance. The families you stay with often hold such activities as well. If you are lucky enough, join them to experience the joyous grassland style!
Ganjia Grassland
4.5/5
83 Reviews
Bajiao City Ruins
4.3/5
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China is an enormous country. The world’s most populous nation is a case study in contradiction. Gleaming skyscrapers dot the Shanghai skyline while the garrison at Jiayuguan has guarded the country’s western approaches since the Ming Dynasty. Time seems frozen in Shangri-La, deep in remote Yunnan Province. Beijing’s modern architecture rises above centuries old, densely-packed hutongs. Everywhere you go you find a country constantly moving towards the future yet never managing to escape its past. In this short guide, we provide our recommendations to those places that captured our imagination. Places that stuck in our heart and minds long after we left. This is our insider’s travel guide to contemporary China.
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Oct 22, 2020
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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Xiahe
Oct 22, 2020 Xiahe Weather:Sunny, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:16%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:22/18:26
Xiahe Travel:Suitable, Umbrella:Not Required, UV Strength:Very Low

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